Jazz Folk Songs for Choirs

9 songs from around the world

Bob Chilcott
Paperback vocal score
In stock


for SATB choir and piano
This exciting collection gives a jazzy twist to nine favourite folk songs from around the world, including 'Scarborough Fair', 'À la claire fontaine', and 'Waltzing Matilda' as you've never heard them before! Each song is presented in its original language, and an English singing translation is provided where applicable. The accompanied songs can be peformed with piano solo or with jazz-trio accompaniment; a separate part is available for the bassist, and the drummer should play along ad lib. This fantastic, varied collection will revitalise the repertoire of any choir and is guaranteed to give audiences a fresh perspective on these traditional songs.

  • Jazzy arrangements of favourite folk songs from around the world
  • All nine pieces published for the first time in this collection
  • Songs from French Canada, Andalucí
  • a, America, Japan, England, Northern Ireland, Finland, and Australia
  • English singing translations provided
  • Idiomatic piano accompaniments for seven songs
  • two songs unaccompanied
  • Spiral-bound edition with CD (including backings (piano, bass, and drums) and pronunciation guide) also available
  • Bass part with chord symbols available separately
  • Moderate difficulty - suitable for adult and youth mixed-voice choirs


  • À la claire fontaine
  • En la Macarenita
  • Hush, little baby
  • Sakura
  • Scarborough Fair
  • Tell my ma
  • The House of the Rising Sun
  • Tuoll' on mun kultani
  • Waltzing Matilda

Additional Information

Item Number: 9780193359246
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 84
Publication Date: 17/07/2008
Barcode: 9780193359246
ISBN: 9780193359246
Format: 249x174
Voices: SATB
Force: SATB & piano/jazz trio
Level of difficulty: C


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